West Ham United vs Chelsea
Competition: Premier League
Date: 06 March 2017
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
Chelsea must start to be feeling like they are just about there in terms of claiming the title with the lead that they have at the top of the log. However they still need to be vigilant for there are teams who are out there waiting for them to slip.
Chelsea are still top of the log and as it stands they are seven points clear, but they have this game in hand against West Ham. A win away from home and they will stretch their advantage back up to 10 as the season heads towards the latter parts. In saying that, three missed chances and Chelsea will be right in the thick of things again with not only Spurs chasing them but also the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal. But the way the Blues have been playing seems as if they have all the advantages as there is little wrong in their game. They are defensively very sound, they have great firepower up front with not only Costa but a lot of their forward midfielders also getting involved. A game against West Ham won’t be a cakewalk, it will be something to take heed of, but still a game well within their reach.
West Ham have been building up their season really from the ground up. After their great season last year, there was much hope and expectation from the Hammers. However, with the changes in their home ground, and the upset of Dimitri payet wanting to leave the club, there was much upheaval and they seemed to be heading almost for relegation at the bottom of the log. However, a spate of good results has seen them climb up the log and have even seen the break into the top 10. At the moment they are down in 11th because of two consecutive draws against West Brom and Watford. But in their last five games they have beaten the likes of Middlesbrough and Southampton. Chelsea will be a much bigger challenge than those teams and they will need to make sure they do not get beaten like they did against Manchester City.
West Ham United vs Chelsea: Head-to-Head Stats
There has been a lot of history between these two London clubs. In the Premier League they have met on 41 occasions but Chelsea have had the better of those meetings. There have been 23 wins for the Blues compared to 11 for West Ham as well as seven draws. In the first game of this season Chelsea won 2-1 at home.
West Ham United vs Chelsea: Prediction
Chelsea are in too good form to lose a game against a team that is hovering happily in mid table. It will be the top four teams that will be challenging the Blues, not a side like West Ham even though they are at home. Chelsea will be strong at the back and manage a few goals.
West Ham United vs Chelsea: Tips
West Ham have struggled with defence so look for Chelsea to keep a clean sheet and score two, maybe even three in this match.